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Cartels in Romania

Government Emergency Ordinance 39/2017 of 31 May 2017 transposed the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions (2014/104/EU) into national law and made a number of other amendments to the Competition Law (21/1996), including as follows: • The definition of an undertaking has been modified. • Undertakings that engage in the modern trade of foodstuffs and […]

Social Housing Monthly Law Update – November 2018

By David Isaacson TLT provides monthly law update on all things affecting social housing. Key highlights of this month include:  New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites  Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): important changes  Government announces new generation of council housing  Continuity of planning (environmental) requirements when the UK leaves […]

Romania: Supreme Court renders decision on the point of law

By Dana Rădulescu, Anca Băițan Supreme Court’s Decision highlights The Supreme Court rendered the Decision no. 53 rendered on June 18, 2018, recently published in the Official Gazette on November 5, 2018, on the point of law (the ”Decision”). To put things in context, we mention that the Supreme Court renders a Decision on the […]

Impact of UK property changes on Jersey and Guernsey structures

The UK Government has announced that with effect from April 2019, it intends to bring non-UK investors into scope for either capital gains tax (“CGT”) or corporation tax (“CT”) on any direct or indirect gains made in relation to investments in UK property. Jersey and Guernsey have responded to the public consultations and liaised with […]

Switzerland – Proposed new class action procedure

By Dr Urs Feller, Nina Lim In Switzerland, typical class actions as known in many other jurisdictions are not available. However, ‘Dieselgate’ and similar cases also affect consumers in Switzerland. If a large number of people suffer the same or similar damage, each has to file their claim individually. While total damages are usually large the individual […]

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Herbert Smith represented Merrill Lynch International in its capacity as lead manager on a £1.15bn bond issue by Edison First Power, a subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy. The issue will allow the purchase of two coal power stations, Ferrybridge C in Yorkshire and Fiddler’s Ferry in Cheshire, from PowerGen. Kevin Pullen, banking partner at Herbert […]

In brief: Claims Direct

Claims Direct Due to production errors in last week’s issue, it was wrongly reported that Claims Direct had been criticised by the Lord Chancellor’s Department. Claims Direct was not among those criticised. The report also wrongly stated that Claims Direct deals with 2,000 personal injury cases a year instead of monthly. We apologise for any […]

Pinsents scores twice with Wembley panels

Pinsent Curtis has scored a double by winning two appointments to the private practice panels advising on the u475m Wembley Stadium project. The firm’s tax and construction teams were selected after a competitive tender process and will join other law firms on the relevant panels. Senior partner Julian Tonks says: “We were delighted with this […]

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